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Advisory Board


ENODO’s advisory board is comprised of accomplished individuals with unique skill sets and diverse professional experiences, spanning the public and private sectors.

Mary Andrade

Global Chief Financial Officer at iBuild Global Inc.

Mary Andrade currently serves as the Global Chief Financial Officer at iBuild Global Inc. Previously, Mary held positions at Ashoka Foundation as CFO/Operations, NextEra Energy, responsible for a $1.7 billion renewable energy portfolio, and G4S where she implemented risk compliance as a member of the Divisional Risk Committee and Board Member in 11 countries.


Mary has decades of experience in Latin American risk analysis and mitigation as well as corporate, tax, and labor laws, and accounting. In Latin America, she worked with the Big Four in international markets, specializing in oil and mining, particularly in the Amazon and Andean region of South America. She also managed complex internal financial reviews in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and South America.  She has several years of experience running and implementing multi-lateral loans with the IADB and extensive Global M & A experience.


Originally from Minnesota, Mary lived and worked outside the United States for the majority of her career. She is a graduate of University of the Pacific – Elbert Covell College with a Bachelor/Licenciado degree in Inter-American Studies, Political Science and Economics.  She graduated from Tufts University, and has a Global Masters of Arts from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.


She has numerous professional, leadership and technical awards from Harvard, MIT, KPMG, Thunderbird University, US Government, Wharton, and is a frequent presenter to industry groups.

James Filpi

Senior Counsel with the Commercial Law Development Program in the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Department of Commerce

James D. Filpi is a Senior Counsel with the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Department of Commerce.  CLDP provides consultative services to assist political, regulatory, judicial and commercial leaders to augment their policies, laws and organizational structures in order to improve the legal environment for doing business around the globe.  Mr. Filpi primarily advises governments in North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia.


Prior to joining CLDP, Mr. Filpi practiced law with the International Competition Group of the Washington, DC office of the law firm Goodwin Procter, LLP, where he advised foreign and domestic clients regarding commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, federal administrative procedures, corporate restructurings, banking, and consumer protection.  Prior to his legal career, Mr. Filpi managed research and development programs for the Washington, DC-based strategic research firm the Advisory Board Company and tracked commerce and trade legislation for a member of the United States Congress.


Mr. Filpi received his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as a student representative in the Center for Applied Legal Studies, representing refugees from Western Africa.  Mr. Filpi was a staff member of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review and spent a portion of his legal study focusing on transnational law at the University of Hong Kong.  Mr. Filpi also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of Virginia.


Mr. Filpi is a member of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and is Co-Chair of the Middle East Committee.  Mr. Filpi is also a member of the Maryland Bar Association Section of Business Law and the District of Columbia Bar Association Section of International Law.  Mr. Filpi is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.


Mr. Filpi formerly served as member of the Board of the LD Access Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that promotes rights for the learning disabled and is the founder of the St. Anselm’s Abbey School Alumni Association Charity Golf Tournament in Washington, DC.

Norman Hayes

Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, retired and President’s Leadership Fellow at Robert Morris University

Norman R. Hayes (Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, retired) brings decades of experience understanding the value of community engagement and implementing strategies around the world.  Admiral Hayes’ strategic guidance, analytical acumen and worldwide expertise provide invaluable insights and knowledge to ENODO’s leadership and Advisory Board.  Admiral Hayes maintains close relationships with the national and naval intelligence community as the president of the Naval Intelligence Professionals Organization. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Governors for New Westminster College.


Prior to his retirement in 2013, he served as the acting program manager for the Chief of Naval Operations Insider Threat Program as the special assistant to Deputy Chief of Naval Operations N2N6 focusing on Cyber Defense and Information Security. Prior to this assignment he was the Director of Intelligence (J2), United States European Command, Germany with responsibility for all intelligence personnel, systems, plans, policy, and contingency intelligence activities of U.S. forces in the European Theater. His initial flag level position was as the Director, National Security Operations Center at the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Md., with responsibility for worldwide special intelligence support to the White House and U.S. military forces. He served as one of the senior military members of the NSA leadership team initiating national cyber defensive efforts and the creation of the United States Cyber Command.


Admiral Hayes has demonstrated nonpareil leadership with over 30 years of experience in the national and international intelligence community. He successfully executed with complete authority across a broad range of national and international real world events and policy issues focusing on Afghanistan, the Far East, Europe, cyber, maritime intelligence operations and education and training.

J. T. Swick

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

J.T. Swick II MD is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He brings over 19 years of varied government experience in engineering and medicine to ENODO Global’s Advisory Board.


After obtaining a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the West Virginia Institute of Technology, J.T. served as a warfare analyst with the Department of Navy. Some of his projects included United Nations sanctions verification, targeting analysis and complex network analysis in support of multiple peacetime and combat operations.


Upon graduation from the Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical College of Virginia with a Doctor of Medicine, J.T. completed his residency in Anesthesiology and is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He went on to serve 13 years of combined service in the US Air Force and Air National Guard. His military experience includes humanitarian missions in Central America, multiple deployments to the Middle East as a Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) physician in support of contingency operations, and assignments with Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).


J.T. is currently a flight surgeon in the Air National Guard and is a student at the US Air Force – Air University enrolled in the Air War College program.

Montgomery McFate

Minerva Chair at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the US Naval War College

Dr. Montgomery ‘Mitzy’ McFate is a cultural anthropologist who works on defense and national security issues. Currently, she is the Minerva Chair at the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Formerly, she was the Senior Social Scientist for the US Army’s Human Terrain System, which she helped develop from a good idea on PowerPoint to a $150 million dollar a year Army program.  She has held positions at a variety of think tanks, including RAND and the Institute for Defense Analyses. She was an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow at the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research, where she was awarded a Distinguished Public Service Award by the Secretary of the Navy. She has served on the Army Science Board and the Defense Science Board, and was an instructor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.


Dr. McFate received a BA from University of California at Berkeley, a PhD in Anthropology from Yale University, and a JD from Harvard Law School.  Her PhD dissertation concerned British counterinsurgency in Northern Ireland. She was a key contributor to US Army Field Manual 3-24, Counterinsurgency, and has published in such journals as Journal of Conflict Studies, Military Review and Joint Forces Quarterly. She has been profiled in the New Yorker Magazine, Elle Magazine, Atlantic Monthly and was named as one of the ten people in the US that President Obama should listen to by Wired Magazine. She is a native of Marin County, California.

Douglas A. Smith

Former Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Managing Director, Kent Strategies

Douglas has spent the last 25 years serving at the highest levels of government in national security and the private sector and is a serial entrepreneur having helped start numerous companies.  Douglas is currently a Managing Director for Kent Strategies, a strategic consulting firm, where Douglas leads the firm’s engagements with national security work and international governments.


Douglas was previously appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  In this role, Douglas advised the Secretary on the impact of the Department’s policies, regulations, and processes globally on millions of private sector companies, universities, and not-for-profits institutions. Douglas was responsible for coordinating seamless private sector engagement across all 22 of DHS’s divisions including the Secret Service, Coast Guard, Customs and Boarder Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


Prior to his appointment at DHS, Douglas was the Managing Partner of T Street Partners, where he provided clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations with strategic counsel and public affairs consulting. During his time with T Street, Douglas successfully managed the winning campaign for the City of Chicago to be the U.S. Designate City for the 2016 Olympics.


Douglas is a graduate of Beloit College where he received a bachelor’s degree in international relations and Asian studies. While at Beloit, he also earned a degree from the School for International Training in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

James B. Smith

Retired Brigadier General USAF and former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

James B. Smith’s career has encompassed senior executive positions in the U.S. military, education, diplomacy, and international business.  Mr. Smith’s is the former Executive Vice-President and Dean of the College of Engineering, Technology & Aeronautics, and Executive Vice President at Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to assuming his leadership position at Southern New Hampshire University, Mr. Smith served as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he aggressively supported American business and education.  U.S. exports doubled during his posting in Riyadh, and Saudi investment in US higher education expanded.  Prior to his overseas assignment, Mr. Smith headed a military airplane manufacturing facility and held senior management positions at two major multinational companies, where he was a creative change agent in production, design and strategic planning.


A retired Brigadier General in the U.S. Air Force, he was an F-15 fighter pilot and flew combat missions in Operation Desert Storm. During his military career, he had assignments in Asia, Europe, Africa, and across the United States. He commanded the 18th Fighter Wing in Japan, the largest combat wing in the U.S. In his final assignment in the military, he was exercise director for Millennium Challenge, the most complex transformation experiment in U.S. military history.


Mr. Smith has a B.S., and was a distinguished graduate, at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He earned an M.A. from Indiana University and is a graduate of the National War College, where he subsequently was appointed to the faculty as Air Force Chair and Professor of National Security Strategy.  He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Southern New Hampshire University and the University of Maryland University College.

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